Case Rep Med 2021 1;2021:5534945. Epub 2021 Apr 1.
Investigation Performed at the Emory Clinic, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
Small bowel obstructions (SBO) are a commonly encountered diagnosis within emergency departments. Typically, these patients have evident risk factors including, but not limited to, prior abdominal surgery, personal or family history of gastrointestinal disorders, femoral and inguinal hernias, or neoplasm. In this case, we describe an SBO in a female, professional athlete whose swift, severe symptom onset, rapid resolution with conservative treatment, lack of identifiable risk factors, and prompt return to high level competition without recurrence are certainly unique. Read More